Gum recession is a side effect of periodontal disease and can also be an outcome of other oral health issues. If you have receding gums, you may need to undergo gum surgery to restore your oral health. Since the gums do not grow back when they have been worn down, you must seek treatment as soon as you detect a problem.
Gum Surgery and Gum Recession Treatment Options
Dr. Macaulay may recommend a gum grafting procedure or other types of gum surgery to restore your gum line. However, restoring the gum line may not require extensive gum surgery. Gum grafts or the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) can be effective ways to improve your oral health.
Many people feel very self-conscious about their smile because of receding gums. However, there are several things you can do to prevent gum recession. Brushing and flossing regularly, seeking appropriate dental care, and taking steps to reduce your risk of gum disease can help you maintain optimal oral health.
You may or may not need gum surgery to maintain a healthy smile! If you are concerned about gum recession and want to reduce your risk of gum disease in Valencia, CA, schedule a consultation with Dr. Macaulay today!